Best Bet Business Events for Week of 7

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive.
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Facebook is fast becoming a must-have marketing tool, but it does have its pitfalls. The New North Social Media Breakfast group will look at how businesses can avoid trouble with their Facebook accounts at its next gathering at 8 a.m. on March 23 at the Meyer Theater in Green Bay. Click here for more information on how to register.

Performance management is the topic of a Tuesday seminar sponsored by Associated Bank. A two-hour interactive seminar beginning at 8 a.m. at Cambria Suites in Appleton will help managers clarify myth from reality when it comes to performance management issues. To register, go online at http://mcaldwell.eventbrite.com.

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar Tuesday on the common pitfalls of HR management at the chamber office. The event runs from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and will provide information to business managers and owners about HR laws and compliance. Mary Felton, president of HR Business Partners LLC, is the presenter. The cost to attend for members is $35. Visit www.foxcitieschamber.com to register or more information.

Women In Management Inc. will focus on women and financial intimacy at its meeting Tuesday at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc. Pam Otten, who blogs at www.financialmom.com and is a financial advisor in Plymouth, will be the speaker. The gathering begins with networking and lunch at 11:15 a.m., followed by the program at 11:45. The cost is $13 for members and $16 for guests. RSVP to [email protected]

“Creative Methods of Motivation to Reward Your Employees” is the topic of a workshop Thursday at Fox Valley Technical College’s DJ Bordini Center. Speakers include Clare Jones of WIPFLI, Margie Weiss of Weiss Health Group, Pat Van Abel of Badger Sports Park and Steve Burkhardt of Festival Foods. Click here for more information and to register.

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce is hosting seminar on successful cash flow management strategies from 8:30 to 11 a.m. March 15 at the chamber office. Tony Busch of Priora Cash Flow Management LLC will lead the workshop. Click here for more information or to register.

A continuous improvement forum and open house will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 16 at Miron Construction in Neenah. The event is an opportunity to discuss how businesses can work to grow their lean programs and strive toward world-class performance. The Continuous Improvement Consortium (CIC) is a member-centered organization comprised of non-competing industries who share their lean experiences. For more information or to register, please contact Mary Townsend at 920.425.1005 or visit www.ourCIC.com.

The Business Assistance Center Entrepreneurial Innovation Series will look at finding the best location for your business on March 24 at the Business Assistance Center, 2701 Larsen Road, Green Bay. The event begins with breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 8. A panel of experts familiar with all aspects of commercial real estate research, negotiations and transactions will help business owners answer questions about where to locate their business.To register, call (920) 496-9010.

The Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corp. will focus on innovation at its annual evening event on March 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac. The event features a buffet dinner followed by presentations from local businesses. The cost is $30 per person. Register at www.fcedc.com.

Fox Valley Technical College is sponsoring a Sustainability Speaker Series event from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 13 at its D.J. Bordini Center, 5 Systems Drive, Appleton. Speakers include Mike Kapalko, sustainability marketing manager at SCA Tissue, North America; Greg Bell, executive director of the Smart Business Forum; and Gary Kusnierz, vice president of Performance Excellence for Affinity Health System. The event is free, but space is limited. To register, click here.

A workshop on building better workplace relationships will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 at the Aloft Hotel in Green Bay. The workshop will focus on how workplace relationships are more valuable to highly productive employees and your company’s bottom line than you might think. To register, to www.thinkmarriage.org, click on the learn tab and then the classes link.